Datadog Alternatives: Finding Cost Effective Solution for 2024

Unlock the potential of your monitoring and do more while paying less with Checkly’s synthetic monitoring.

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Key Features

Monitoring as Code workflow

Command Line Interface

Playwright Compatibility

API Monitoring

Browser Monitoring

Heartbeat Monitoring

Local Workflow

Status Pages

User Experience



✅ Transparent, Cost-Effective 
❌ Overly Costly, Additional Support Costs

Price per 10,000 API runs


Price per 1,000 Browser runs


Based on open-source technologies. No vendor lock-in. Monitoring becomes more powerful, flexible, and reliable.  

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With MaC, your synthetic monitoring lives in version control, meaning it's programmable, testable, reviewable, and works with your dev pipeline. From your IDE, via PR to CI. In comparison, New Relic has very limited MaC support.

Checkly directly meets the needs of engineers, with their code living in version control. Code your monitoring on your local machine, test your preview deployments in CI, and monitor in production.

Checkly hyper-focuses on synthetic monitoring, excelling in API, Web application and Heartbeat monitoring, unlike Datadog's generalized offering. We'll keep investing all our resources to grow in this direction.

Get Started With Monitoring as Code

Transform your development workflow with a code-based monitoring process that's programmable, fast, and dependable.


Your app’s code lives in your repository. Your monitoring should too. Create resources in a programmable way, coding them instead of configuring them.

new ApiCheck('hello-api-1', {
  name: 'Hello API',
  activated: true,
  request: {
    method: 'GET',
    url: '',
    assertions: [

Test your resources from your local machine or during deployment in CI, all running on Checkly’s global infrastructure.

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Deploy, lifecycle, and scale your end-to-end testing and monitoring solution from the command line alongside your application deployments.

$ npx checkly deploy

Find out how much you’ll save and secure your free migration now.